Plans are well underway to turn Boston into the world’s center of philately for eight days in 2026, as the twelfth international philatelic exhibition of the United States gathers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). To be held during Memorial Day week (May 23–30, 2026) in the Seaport section of the city, Boston 2026 World Expo will be a significant part of the country’s 250th anniversary festivities.

In a 352,000 square foot contiguous exhibition area, Boston 2026 will be hosting a large dealer bourse, as well as a sizable postal administration bourse, and society presence. There will be a competitive exhibition of approximately 3,500 frames, plus other special/court of honor exhibits, as well as a large literature competition.

We plan on hosting hundreds of meetings and will provide 40 meeting rooms of various sizes for this purpose. A large opening ceremony and closing awards dinner will be staged using the BCEC’s banquet room facilities. Travelers from out of town will appreciate that both Boston’s Logan Airport and Amtrak’s South Station are less than 15 minutes away from the BCEC, and that all show hotels will be within walking distance.

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Continue to visit this site for current news of Boston 2026.

Vince King

Boston 2026 mourns the passing of philatelist Vince King. During his exhibiting career he won the Multiframe Champion of Champions (in 2022) for his exhibit “In the Beginning… Timbromanie, How the Proliferation of Postage Stamps Started a Collecting Revolution”, a ground-breaking exhibit on the evolution of stamp collecting.

Vince was also a generous contributor to numerous philatelic organizations and events, including the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the RPSL, World Stamp Show NY 2016 and Monacophil, just to name a few. A few days before his passing on June 30, 2024 Vince made a substantial monetary contribution to our show. Boston 2026 extends its condolences to Ann Pierpoint and the rest of the family.

Vince’s obituary is on the Ramsey Funeral Home website.

Bulletin #1 Now Available

The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the availability of Bulletin #1. Bulletin #2 will be published in November 2024.

Polar Salon at Boston 2026 Welcomes Polar Exhibitors

A competitive philatelic exhibition of approximately 200 frames will be held as part of the previously announced Polar Salon at Boston 2026. Detailed information for polar exhibitors can be found here.

Sundman Donation to Boston 2026

Donald J. Sundman, president of Mystic Stamp Company, has made a personal donation of $25,000 to Boston 2026 with an additional donation of $25,000 being made on behalf of the firm.

In 2004 Don was elected Chairman of the Council of Philatelists of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. He was also appointed a Trustee of the Philatelic Foundation in 2006.  The APS honored him in 2010 with the Luff Award for Outstanding Service having sponsored over 8,000 APS members, a society record.  His philanthropic endeavors continue to be numerous and noteworthy.

Show Label #3 Last Call!

Boston 2026’s fourth collectible label will have its first day ceremony at the upcoming Great American Stamp Show in Hartford, CT on Friday, August 16. Design to be unveiled then.

The above third-in-a-series patriotic-themed promotional label was created by award-winning stamp designer Chris Calle, whose artwork was used on the first label and will continue yearly up until show time. Each sheetlet contains nine water-activated labels of the same design and were printed by The Portland Stamp Company.

To facilitate collector demand, one unsigned sheet may be ordered per person, free of charge, plus postage and handling. Postage and handling charges are $5 to USA addresses and $10 to international addresses (including Canada). Single signed sheets can be ordered for a $10 donation, plus the aforementioned P&H.

Mail orders can be sent to:

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.
PO Box 904 
Sudbury, MA 01776

Make USD checks payable to Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.

Boston 2026 at Other Shows

Representatives from Boston 2026 will be at the following shows:

Minnesota Stamp Expo 2024: July 19-21, 2024

Mark Reasoner (Bourse Chair)

Mare Balticum 2024 (Tartu, Estonia): July 26-28, 2024

Dzintars Grinfelds (Deputy Commissioner General)

Great American Stamp Show (Hartford, CT): August 15-18, 2024

Mark Butterline (Executive Director), Yamil Kouri (President), Michael Lawson (CFO), Mark Reasoner (Bourse Chair), David Ball (Security/Award Chair), Mark Schwartz (Society Chair)

Indypex 2024: September 20-22, 2024

Mark Reasoner (Bourse Chair)

Hafnia 24 (Cophenhagen): October 17-20, 2024

Mark Butterline (Executive Director), Michael Lawson (CFO)

Balpex 2024: October 25-27, 2025

Mark Schwartz (Society Chair)

WALPEX (Boxborough, MA): October 26-27, 2024

Mark Butterline (Executive Director), Todd Gantzer (IT Director), Michael Lawson (CFO), David Ball (Security/Award Chair), John Everett (Frame Logistics), Lawrence Norris (Frame Fabrication)

CHICAGOPEX (Itasca, IL): November 22-24, 2024

Mark Reasoner (Bourse Chair), Mark Butterline (Executive Director)

MONACOPHIL (Monte Carlo): December 5-8, 2024

Yamil Kouri (President), Suzanne Kouri (Development Chair), Carol Bommarito (Art Director)

Uruguay 2025: February 17-22, 2025

Yamil Kouri (President), Dzintars Grinfelds (Deputy Commissioner General)

Royale 2025 FILEX: April 25-26, 2025

Mark Butterline (Executive Director)

Westpex 2025: April 25-27, 2025

Yamil Kouri (President), Michael Lawson (CFO)

EuroPhilEx Birmingham 2025 (Birmingham, England): May 7-11, 2025

Mark Butterline (Executive Director), Yamil Kouri (President), Michael Lawson (CFO)

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